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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

CARTER U.S.M / Worry Bomb (1995)

The worst album art in the history of Carter hides a collection of songs that aren't instantly likeable. It's a grower, though, like mildew on a student's windowsill. Half of the time it borders on Bubblegum Pop, while the other half has got its balls aggressively in your face. There's an overwhelming sense of lethargy creeping in on the slower tracks. If you hate it, try leaving it on your shelf for a year and then go back to it with fresh ears. It may surprise you then. It did, me.
Alas, it contains the worst song they ever recorded: Let's Get Tattoos. Despite my criticisms, it has enough of their usual attitude about it to keep me loving them.

Songs of Note: Cheap 'n' Cheesy; Senile Delinquent

3½ fully paid-up members out of 5

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